- Aspect of Space and Time in Hinduism
According to Hinduism, the universe consists of 3 things:
- Atma (Energy)
- Tatva (Matter)
- Mahakaal (Space-Time Continuum)
According to Modern Science (Cosmology), Space and Time are interwoven, called as spacetime continuum, for which Hindus use the word, ‘Mahakaal’.
- Aspect of Energy and Matter in Hinduism
The more precise words for Energy and Matter in Hinduism ‘Param Atma’ and ‘Param Tatva’, where Param means Supreme.
In other words, Atma and Tatva are the same thing in different forms.
According to Modern science, Energy and Matter are the same thing in different forms.
With regard to matter we can say, it has three (3) aspects:
Comparing it with the ‘Trimurti’ Gods:
Brahma, the Creator= Positive Personification
Vishnu, the Preserver= Neutral Personification
Shiva, the Destroyer= Negative Personification (Negative, not in usual sense. Here negative is used to denote the opposite of positive. Just like electronic charges have nothing positive/negative in them, but the name describes their opposite behavior)
Comparing it with the basic structure of atom, we have electrons, protons and neutrons, with their respective positive/negative charge.
Another aspect, proton and neutron are always connected to the nucleus. On personification of this, Brahma and Vishnu are always connected through the naval cord (Nabhi). Another name for nucleus is ‘Nabhik’.
Why do Hindus do idol worshipping?
Hindus perform the same ritual on purchase of any vehicles or electronic appliances. A vehicle can be moulded in the form of idol of Lord Vishnu, without any change in the composition of basic atomic structure.